Archive for August, 2016

Spotlight

Pint & Click Podcast Episodes 13 & 14 Now Available!

In episode 13 of the Pint & Click Podcast, Dave, Tony and special guest Gwen talk about the Nick Harkaway book Tigerman, the C-SPAN show BookTV, the mobile game Pokémon GO and the film Theeb.

Dave, Tony and special guests Jo and Charlie discuss meteorologist Tom Skilling, the HBO series The Night Of, the video game Overwatch, and the book But What If We're Wrong by Chuck Klosterman. 

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Kids & Parents

Taming the LEGO Beast

My son received his first LEGO set for Christmas when he was 2½ , and ever since then, we’ve been a LEGO household: LEGO creations randomly left in rooms, LEGO manuals stashed, and trips to Target or Toys R Us that can never skip the LEGO aisle or requests for “just one small set?”

And don’t get me wrong, LEGOs are awesome – they build hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, facilitate learning to read instructions, encourage imaginative building, and they're a great way to entertain a little one when you're waiting for dinner at a restaurant.  But in a home, they can easily become a source of chaotic mess and deep foot pain (if you’ve ever stepped on a 2x2 brick camouflaged on a carpet, you know what I mean!)  

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Spotlight

The Forum is Open for Business

We all know someone who doesn’t know how to use a computer or who secretly wants to become a little (or a lot) more computer savvy. Well, let them know their time has come! This month the Des Plaines Public Library is resuming its ever-popular computer and technology classes.

All of the sessions will be in the Forum, the library’s new educational center, located on the fourth floor:

Instruction is free and open to the public.

Registration is required for all these events, so don't delay.

To sign up, stop by the Reference desk on the fourth floor. Or, call us at 847-376-2917. Or, you can register online at the library’s web site; go to our calendar and click on the class you’d like to attend to access its online registration form.